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As of July 7, 2010, we have suspended daily news updating on this website, and will not be adding new developments or policy and legislative debates.

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Flushing Development

The Flushing neighborhood of Queens has seen a significant increase in development in recent years, transforming the neighborhood into a major housing and commercial center. The 450,000-square-foot Flushing Promenade has been completed, including five buildings of retail and housing. The future will bring the mixed-use Flushing Town Center and Flushing Commons developments, each of which will cost over $500 million and will bring a total of 1,500 residential units and 1,100,000-square-feet of retail development to the region. Significant work is also being done on Flushing’s waterfront; in accordance with the city’s Waterfront Access Plan, new walkways and bicycle paths have been built along the city-owned portions of Flushing’s waterfront. Also of note, a new 17-story building will be built at the site of Flushing’s historic RKO Keith’s theater. The grand lobby of the theater, however, will be preserved.